By Allie Malloy | CNN
(CNN) — A McDonald's employee in Pittsburgh was
arrested Wednesday after undercover police officers said they discovered
her selling heroin in Happy Meal boxes, according to a criminal
Shantia Dennis, 26, was
arrested after undercover law enforcement officials conducted a drug
buy, according to a statement from Mike Manko, communications director
for the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office.
Customers looking for
heroin were instructed to go through the drive-through and say, “I'd
like to order a toy.” The customer would then be told to proceed to the
first window, where they would be handed a Happy Meal box containing
heroin, Manko said.
During the drug buy, the
undercover officers recovered 10 stamp bags of heroin inside of a Happy
Meal box, according to the statement.
arrested Dennis and recovered an additional 50 bags of heroin, as well
as a small amount of marijuana, according to the complaint.
The sales of heroin do
not appear to be related to the potentially lethal batches of heroin
being sold in Western Pennsylvania, according to the statement.
Dennis is charged with
two counts of possession, one count of criminal use of a communication
facility, one count of prohibited acts of delivery and one count of
possession with intent to deliver.
Attorney information for Dennis was not immediately available Wednesday.
The McDonald's location declined to comment to CNN.
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